Archive for September, 2013

Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order SI 2013/2213

This Order began to come into force on 1 October 2013 and applies to England, Scotland and Wales. It will come fully into force on 6 April 2014.
It amends the Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order SI 1999/1549 by amending the Full Text of the Schedule to that Order to:

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Working Time (Amendment) (England) Regulations SI 2013/2228

These Regulations came into force on 1 October 2013 and apply to England only.
They amend the Working Time Regulations SI 1998/1833, which implement Directive 2003/88/EC, on the organisation of working time, relating to the administration of annual leave for agricultural workers in England.
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Consultation on Draft Regulations to implement Article 30 of Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending Council Directive 96/82/EC

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Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations SI 2013/1959

These Regulations began to come into force on 30 August 2013 and apply to England and Wales. They will come fully into force on 6 April 2014.
Although these Regulations extend to Wales, they do not apply in relation to any building in Wales except for excepted energy buildings.
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Display screen equipment (DSE) workstation checklist

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Company given huge fine after lifting equipment fatality

A company based in Kent has been ordered to pay more than £180,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed by dangerous lifting equipment on a tipper lorry.

The fatal accident occurred in November 2009 at a domestic address where Brian Peek from Ashford had been unloading bags of hardcore and aggregate for Moores Turf & Top Soil Limited.

The lorry was fitted with a small crane and clam shell bucket, which he used to grab the bags and lower them to the ground. As Mr Peek unloaded the final bag, he leant over the back of the lorry and the crane turned around, trapping his neck between the bucket and the back of the lorry’s tipping body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the equipment supplied to Mr Peek was in a poor state of repair and that the system of work employed to unload bulk bags of aggregate and hardcore was unsafe.

The incident could have been prevented had more suitable equipment been provided for the unloading task, such as a flatbed lorry and forklift truck. Moores had such equipment available for use, but chose to send the crane-mounted tipper instead.

Moores Turf & Top Soil Limited was fined a total of £85,000 and ordered to pay a further £97,791 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

After sentencing, HSE Principal Inspector Mike Walters said, “Brian Peek’s tragic death could and should have been prevented. The lifting equipment on the lorry was badly maintained and simply wasn’t safe for use. It was also unnecessary because the firm had better equipment more suited to the job, which could have been used instead.”

He continued, “Employers must ensure that they properly maintain lifting equipment, and that they provide their employees with the most suitable and appropriate equipment for the tasks they undertake. They must also ensure that safe systems of work are followed on-site during the unloading of goods from vehicles.”

For more information, see:

  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations SI 1998/2307;
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 1999/304;
  • L113 – Safe use of lifting equipment.
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Regulation (EU) 832/2013 (OJ:L233/3/2013) approving the active substance disodium phosphonate, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation approves the active substance disodium phosphonate, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
In doing so, it amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which contains a list of approved active substances.
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Regulation (EU) 826/2013 (OJ:L232/13/2013) approving the active substance sedaxane, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation approves the active substance sedaxane, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
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Regulation (EU) 828/2013 (OJ:L232/23/2013) approving the active substance emamectin, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation approves the active substance emamectin, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
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Regulation (EU) 833/2013 (OJ:L233/7/2013) approving the active substance pyriofenone, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation approves the active substance pyriofenone, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
In doing so, it amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which contains a list of approved active substances.
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